Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: ROWHANI

Iran president says wants good ties with Gulf ahead of regional trip

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said his country sought good relations with its Gulf Arab neighbors as he began a one-day trip to Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, his first since taking power in 2013. Relations between predominantly Shiite Iran and

Who pays the price for Iran’s intransigence?

Ahmed Ayash

By : Ahmed Ayash Iran resorting to the “Death to America” slogan again – in what is considered by Fars news agency as rebuttal to the US threat of a “military attack” – demonstrates sign of things to come in

Rowhani warns those using ‘threats’

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani warned Friday that those using “threatening language” against Tehran would regret it as the regime faces increasingly hawkish rhetoric from the new US administration. Rowhani was speaking at a march attended by hundreds of thousands of

Khamenei tells Trump ‘no enemy can paralyze’ Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed US President Donald Trump’s warning to Tehran to stop its missile tests, and called on Iranians to respond to Trump’s “threats” on Friday’s anniversary of the 1979 revolution. “No enemy can paralyze the

Is Gulf reconciliation with Iran possible?

Mshari Al Thaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi Recent measures were taken to restore and repair the dilapidated relations between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, or most of them to be exact, with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The recent visit of

‘No sense’ in renegotiating nuclear deal: Iran president

President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday there was no chance of Iran renegotiating the nuclear deal with world powers if US President-elect Donald Trump demands it. “The nuclear deal is finished, it has been approved by the UN Security Council and

Iran president: Trump won’t be able to harm the nuclear deal

Iran’s president said on Tuesday that his country will not allow incoming US President Donald Trump to “tear up” Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers and also warned Tehran will react to any extension of American sanctions. The comments

Iran arrests nuclear negotiator over spying

Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail

Iran’s constitutional watchdog ratifies election results

Iran’s official news agency says the country’s constitutional watchdog has ratified results of the country’s parliamentary elections. IRNA says the Guardian Council on Wednesday approved election results of 207 constituencies, including Tehran, where a reformist-moderate bloc won all 30 seats

Italian premier starts landmark two-day Iran trip

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi started a two-day visit to Iran on Tuesday, the highest ranking European leader to do so since world powers completed a nuclear deal with Tehran. Accompanied by a 250-person delegation, Renzi is seeking to re-establish

Putin, Rowhani agree to cooperate closely on Syria

The presidents of Russia and Iran agreed on Monday to step up bilateral contacts, including over the Syrian conflict, in which both countries are allies of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government and Western-backed opposition are currently holding U.N.-mediated peace

Iran wants connectivity, cooperation in region

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Saturday called for regional connectivity and cooperation to boost economic growth and stability in the south Asian region. On a two-day state visit to Pakistan which culminated on Saturday, Rowhani met with Pakistani Prime Minister

Iranian President to visit Pakistan this week

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani will visit Pakistan this week for talks on improving relations and strengthening economic links, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. It said the lifting of sanctions on Iran following its nuclear deal with the West “has opened

Iran welcomes Vietnamese leader, looks to boost trade

Iran’s president welcomed his Vietnamese counterpart on Monday, saying Tehran hopes to boost trade with the Southeast Asian nation to $2 billion from the current $350 million within five years, state media reported. Hassan Rowhani said he and Vietnamese President

Two cheers for the Iranian election

Dr. John C. Hulsman

By : Dr. John C. Hulsman The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of those topics which seems to unhinge analysts of all stripes, leading to two entirely different (and wholly contradictory) narratives emerging. Either Iran is effortlessly on its

Rowhani calls for political unity before votes

President Hassan Rowhani urged Iran’s faction-ridden elite on Thursday to seek consensus after a hardline watchdog body disqualified thousands of moderate candidates from two elections this month, state television said. Rowhani, a popular pragmatist now reestablishing ties abroad after last

Deals, protests greet Iran’s president in Paris

France welcomed Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Thursday with a lucrative car-making agreement and pledges to boost trade after a diplomatic deal easing nuclear tensions – but clouds hung over the historic trip. France has asked its European Union partners

Rowhani: Iran didn’t ask for nude statue cover-up

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani says Iran didn’t make any specific requests for Rome museum officials to cover up naked statues but says he nevertheless appreciated the welcome he received. Rowhani laughed Wednesday when asked at the end of a three-day

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